More British troops head for Iraq to defeat IS

Dozens more British troops are to be sent to Iraq, the Defence Secretary has announced. Forty-four Royal Engineers will be sent to Al Asad airbase in Anbar province, western Iraq, Sir Michael Fallon has confirmed. The troops from 5 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 22...

Boots sent charity legal warning over pill row

Boots issued a legal warning to a pregnancy charity over its public campaign for more affordable emergency contraception, it has emerged. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) revealed the high street chain accused it of encouraging “personal...

‘Chaotic’ free childcare scheme ‘devalues’ staff

The Government’s bold offer of 30 hours a week free childcare has been described as “chaos” on the day it comes into force in England. The Pre-school Learning Alliance, which has 14,000 members, says a funding shortfall means nurseries across England...

Homegrown extremists 'more threat' than IS recruits

The threat to the UK from returning Islamic State jihadists is not as significant as police and intelligence agencies had originally feared, security sources have told Sky News. However, the threat from homegrown extremists has reached unprecedented levels, with...

DUP leader in call to break Stormont deadlock

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has called for the immediate restoration of Northern Ireland’s devolved government alongside a parallel process to deal with outstanding areas of disagreement. Addressing her party executive for the first time since the...